Founder To Founder

REAL FOUNDERS. REAL TALK. REAL ADVICE. A PODCAST BUILT FOR COMMUTING. MADE BY PHIL HAYES-ST CLAIR

Episode 21

Nic Hodges on the importance of productive habits and how to make the most of time between ventures.

Welcome to episode 21 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with Nic Hodges.

Nic is a serial entrepreneur, seed investor and a respected thought-leader in emerging technology. An industrial designer by training, Nic’s career has seen him lead innovation in the world’s largest media agencies and NewsCorp as well as build three ventures of his own.

Phil and Nic talk about the importance of productive habits and how to make the most of time between ventures.

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Episode 22

Rob Kawalsky on growing a venture as a new parent, being true to yourself when making decisions and the three habits founders need to be successful.

You’ve made it to episode 22 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with Zeetings CEO and Co-Founder, Rob Kawalsky.

From accountant to two time entrepreneur Rob is building and growing a game-changing conference presentation platform which allows an audience to interact with its presenter in real time over multiple sites. 

Phil and Rob talk about growing a venture as parents, being true to yourself when making decisions and the three habits founders need to be successful.  

This episode is brought to you by our Australian partner Spare Workspace


Episode 23

Jo Burston on overcoming adversity, why it’s essential to focus on the fundamentals when building a great company and the 3 habits that make founders successful.

Welcome to episode 23 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with serial entrepreneur Jo Burston. 

From humble beginnings, Jo founded Job Capital, a full-service migration firm in 2006 before creating claimyourtax.com in 2012. And in 2014 Jo founded Inspiring Rare Birds whose vision is to create a community of 1,000,000 women entrepreneurs by 2020, with a mission of giving every woman globally the opportunity to become an entrepreneur by choice.

Jo and Phil talk about overcoming adversity, why it’s essential to focus on the fundamentals when building a great company and the three habits that make founders successful. 

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EPISODE 24

Ben Curren on managing the unexpected, how to process being in between ventures and the 3 habits founders need to be successful.

You’re listening to episode 24 of Founder To Founder where Phil connects with Ben Curren, CEO and Founder of Green Bits.

Ben began his software engineering career in 1997 as an intern at Sun Microsystems. Nearly a decade later he co-founded Outright, an online platform helping small businesses pay the right taxes and organize their income and expenses, which was purchased by GoDaddy in 2012. In 2014 Ben founded Green Bits which today is the fastest growing point of sale and inventory software in the cannabis industry.

Ben and Phil talk about managing the unexpected, how to process being in between ventures and the three habits founders need to be successful.

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episode 25

Martijn de Kuijper on the importance of networking, taking advantage of the time between ventures and how to learn from the content others curate.

In episode 25 of Founder To Founder, Phil connects with Martijn de Kuijper, Founder of Revue.

In the last decade, Martin has exited two of the four companies he has started. Today, he is building Revue, a web-based tool that helps people create and send beautifully-designed weekly email newsletters. 

Martin and Phil talk about the importance of networking, taking advantage of the time between ventures and how to learn from the content others curate.

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episode 26

Diana Ryall on why expecting the unexpected is important, the value of being clear on product and business model and the 3 habits that founders need to develop to be successful.

Phil connects with Diana Ryall on episode 26 of Founder To Founder.

Diana is a teacher by training, the former Managing Director of Apple Computer in Australia and the Founder of Xplore For Success, a coaching venture focused on increasing gender equality.

In this fascinating conversation, Diana and Phil talk about why expecting the unexpected is important, the value of being clear on product and business model and the three habits that founders need to develop to be successful.  

This episode is brought to you by our Australian partner Spare Workspace. Need a meeting room for a few hours or perhaps a desk for a day or two? Head to www.spareworkspace.com.au today to search, find and book your next workspace all around Australia starting from $25 per hour.


EPisode 27

#27: Holly Cardew on the importance of focus, how to optimise for time and the 3 habits founders need to be successful.

In this episode of Founder To Founder Phil connects with Pixc founder, Holly Cardew.

Holly founded Pixc.com to help eCommerce store owners to optimise their product images in 24 hours so they focus on running their business. Pixc was part of Batch 13 of 500 Startups was called out as one of the top 10 companies to look out for in 2016. 

Holly and Phil talk about the importance of focus, how to optimise for time and the three habits that founders need to develop to be successful.  

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Episode 28

#28: Mick Spencer on managing the unexpected, scaling product and culture, and the importance of mentors.

In episode 28 of Founder To Founder, Phil connects with Mick Spencer, Founder and CEO of OnTheGo Sports.

Mick is on a mission to redefine the custom sportswear industry forever. He started OnThe Go Sports with a lap top and $150 in his account and today his business is a global market leader.

Phil and Mick talk about managing the unexpected, scaling culture and the importance of mentors.  

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EPISODE 29

ZacH ObRont on the importance of creating joy as part of user experience and why a bias to action and learning is essential

In episode 29 of Founder To Founder, Phil connects with Zach Obront, Co-Founder at Book in a Box.

Book In A Box provides book writing and publishing as a service which allows busy experts and thought leaders with important messages to share to create the book they've been fantasizing about.

Phil and Zach talk about the importance of creating joy as part of the user experience and why a bias to action and learning is THE essential trait of successful entrepreneurs.  

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EPISODE 30

Jake Dimarco on capitalising on opportunities, learning from peers and the 3 habits of successful founders

In episode 30 of Founder To Founder, Phil connects with Jake Dimarco, Founder of Spare Workspace.

Spare Workspace is an online Australian marketplace that helps businesses rent out their empty or under-utilised space. 

Phil and Jake talk about capitalising on opportunities, learning from peers and the three habits that founders need to develop to be successful.

This episode is brought to you by inklpay.